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I crossed the Bering Sea, to Russia from Alaska, in an 8 foot rowboat under sail. I arrived August 1, 2018 without travel documents and was taken into custody by the Border Security. I have been here ever since.

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John Martin

January 29, 2019

After nearly six weeks in the detention center in Moscow, the Russian government deported me back to the USA. I arrived at the Washington DC international airport early afternoon yesterday. I was kept in the dark of travel information until the last moment. The day before I was sent back, I received a note from the US embassy saying that I would be met by my friend Brent at the Washington airport. Brent is my friend that set up the website and blog for me and happens to live in Virginia, just a half hour drive from the airport. This is my first time to the east coast and an opportunity to catch up with my good friend, so I will delay my return to Alaska until February 3rd.